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Fritz Lang’s M with a Live Score
June 2, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
“It’s the best of all serial-killer movies — a dubious thriller subgenre after Lang and three of his disciples, Jacques Tourneur, Alfred Hitchcock, and Michael Powell abandoned it. M is also a masterpiece structured with the kind of perfection that calls to mind both poetry and architecture and that makes even his disciples’ classics seem minor by comparison.” Jonathan Rosenbaum
“A classic tale of catechizing human virtue in pre-Nazi Germany. The adumbral opening is flawless Expressionism—menacing cuckoos, leering abandonment and the awakening of sheer terror within one silhouette.” The L Magazine
We’ve partnered with The Woolen Red Orchestra to present Fritz Lang’s ‘M’ with a live original score!
The WRO is a collaboration between Boston-based musicians Stephen Ambra (cello), Benjamin Burns (percussion), Sam Moss (violin/banjo), and Daniel Radin (baritone guitar).
In this classic German thriller, Hans Beckert (Peter Lorre), a serial killer who preys on children, becomes the focus of a massive Berlin police manhunt. Beckert’s heinous crimes are so repellant and disruptive to city life that he is even targeted by others in the seedy underworld network. With both cops and criminals in pursuit, the murderer soon realizes that people are on his trail, sending him into a tense, panicked attempt to escape justice.
Dir. Fritz Lang. 1931. 99 min.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.